Galashiels event to mark Learning Disability Week 

A group of five people hold up leaflets that have an image of a hand on them

Published: Wednesday, 08th May 2019

As part of this year’s Learning Disability Week, an event is being held on 16 May to celebrate the ways in which people with learning disabilities are active and included in their local communities.

Learning Disability Event

The event is being held at the Galashiels Rugby Club from 10.00am-3.30pm. It is open to anyone with a learning disability, family carers and others who would like to find out more about what is available, or talk about what is missing, in the Borders to support people with a learning disability. To book a place, phone 01896 840200 or email [email protected]

Event organisers

The event is being organised and hosted by members of the five Local Citizens Panels who work together to proactively support and raise awareness about issues relating to people with a learning disability in the Borders. The Local Citizen Panels are from:

  • Berwickshire
  • Kelso and Coldstream
  • Hawick and Jedburgh
  • Galashiels and Selkirk
  • Tweeddale


The event will include a special performance by the Keys to Life Choir, set up in August 2018 to give people with learning disabilities, family carers and support staff the opportunity to come together, learn songs, have fun and perform for others.

Learning Disability Week

Learning Disability week is held annually to highlight the positive contribution that people with a learning disability make to their local communities. This year it will be held between 13 and 17 May. More information is available from the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability website.

Councillor Kris Chapman, Learning Disabilities Champion

“This promises to be an extremely interesting and well attended event that will give us all a real chance to find out more about the significant contribution that people with a learning disability make to their local communities. I would encourage anyone who would like to attend to make sure they book their place as soon as they can.”